Interim Minister for The benefice of Western Dales

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Western Dales
Chaplain

To serve as an ordained minister in the parish for an initial period of up to 24 months, having regard to the calling and responsibilities of the clergy as described in the Canons, the Ordinal, the Guidelines for the Professional Conduct of the Clergy and other relevant legislation.

To serve as an ordained minister in the parish for an initial period of up to 24 months, having regard to the calling and responsibilities of the clergy as described in the Canons, the Ordinal, the Guidelines for the Professional Conduct of the Clergy and other relevant legislation.

  • To share with the Bishop both in the cure of souls and in responsibility, under God, for growing the kingdom in this parish / these parishes.
  • To work with the PCC and the Mission Community Leadership team towards addressing the key issues as described in the parish profile, and to review those needs with the PCC on a regular basis.
  • To enable these parishes to grow as a mission community by helping them To Identify and help the churches address the key mission and evangelistic opportunities

  • To ensure that a high standard of worship, preaching and pastoral care is provided.
  • To further develop Lay and Self-Supporting ministry and leadership
  • To proclaim the gospel in word and deed as an agent of God’s purpose and love.
  • To serve the community in the parish(es), bringing to the Church the needs and hopes of all the people.
  • To work collaboratively and ecumenically within the Deanery and Mission Community both in current mission and ministry and in the reshaping of ministry as resources and opportunities will require.
  • To work with colleagues especially the resident Methodist Minister (Sedbergh) and Ordained Pioneer Minister (Dent)
  • To prepare the parishes for the long-term leadership that will follow this interim period
  • To attend the clergy training events , chapter meetings, Deanery synod and other appropriate meetings as necessary.
  • To participate fully in the Ministerial Development Review scheme and undertake MDR regularly and as needed or required by the Bishop.
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  • ‘It is expected that the post holder will take up the mission community leaders role after their first 3 months in post’
  • This Role Description will be reviewed at 12 months By the Archdeacon/Rural Dean.

The Diocese of Carlisle covers (more or less) the County of Cumbria; it is called the Diocese of Carlisle because traditionally Dioceses had to be called after a city rather than a county - though this is changing.

The Diocese is divided into 11 deaneries, and then into about 100 benefices each with a vicar; each benefice consists of one or more parishes - and there are more than 260 parishes in the Diocese.

This structure is designed to make sure that everyone in the country has a parish church where they have the legally enforceable right to be baptised, to be married and to be buried; and to make sure that there are intermediate levels of responsibility, accountability and support.